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The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation emerged in 1998 -- inspired by the strength of a little boy with a fatal genetic disease -- to lead the fight for education, quality assurance, and research of children's genetic diseases of the brain. Education & Research of Children's Genetic Diseases of the Brain represent our future of hope and potential. Our biggest fears are children with life threatening diseases.

Our Focus

What: Education & Research of Children's Genetic Diseases of the Brain

Children: They represent our future of hope and potential. Our biggest fears are children with life threatening diseases.

Genetics: We are living in a historical Genetics Revolution. Genetic-based causes and treatments of diseases are providing unprecedented opportunities for prevention and cures. The Foundation establishes and expands alliances with universities, hospital and physician networks, and biotechnology companies to make an impact.

Brain: Diseases that affect a child's brain, the command center, affect the whole body. The last great medical challenge is finding effective ways to get treatments through the body's natural defenses called the Blood-Brain Barrier.

Why: Life Threatening: These diseases affect children of all faiths, colors, creeds, and economic status. In high-risk groups, as many as 1 in 2,500 births are affected, while 1 in 25 people can carry the defective gene.

Where: South Florida: A region with tremendous potential and rapidly growing medical demands, is also fighting major challenges with resources, investment, and national recognition and collaboration. We are committed to the needs of South Florida, the headquarters for our Foundation, by attracting new leaders to help guide our organization's growth. We also established a national network with other organizations that share our vision to unite the best resources. Our network includes serving as the South Florida Affiliate of the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases (NTSAD) Association which was founded in 1957, as well as other related regional and national organizations.

February 22nd 2015 Join us for our Annual Evening of

The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation is hosting a Celebration of Screening and "An Evening of Sweetness and Laughter" featuring the 40th Anniversary Private Screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Also featuring the "See the Light" Awards Tribute.

Cinemark Palace Theater and Bogart's Restaurant
Sunday, February 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

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February 22nd 2015 Are there "Jewish Genes"?

A special community educational and screening program for Jewish Genetic Diseases.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am Educational Program
11:30am - 1:00pm Screening Program

Temple B'nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433

October 25th 2014 2014 MFRF Hoops for Hope!

The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation is holding a basketball skills clinic and contest.

Develop your basketball skills. Support a worthy cause. Win awards and prizes.

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Grandview Prep – 336 Spanish River Blvd NW, Boca Raton
For a $10 donation, you can participate in this event.  3 for 25!

Please help our defeat Tay-Sachs with the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Disease (NTSAD) "National Day of Hope".

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May 20th 2003 What Every Bride Should Know...

By Cynthia Stern Schloss

When is the big day? Will it be a large wedding? What is your dress like? Where are you going on your honeymoon? Do you plan on starting a family? When are you having genetic testing? Excuse me?

The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation's mission is to promote and lead critical awareness, testing, counseling, and research initiatives that hold promise for the prevention and eventual cure of fatal children's genetic diseases of the brain

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